News & Reviews: Smartphones
Last Updated: Oct 02, 2020
With a barrage of phones releasing this year amidst the pandemic, we are starting to see a trend of smartphone brands integrating 4K resolution (3840 × 2160 pixels) video recording on entry-level and mid-range phones. A special feature that used to be exclusive to flagships, you can now see 4K video recording on devices like the Redmi Note 9S, realme 6, and the Samsung Galaxy M31. Having this feature on a budget device is pretty cool, but this begs the question - do you actually use it?
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2020
There are a lot of smartphone brands nowadays and we won't even blame you if you've forgotten some of the old ones. With that said, a prominent smartphone brand from the past is going to make a comeback in 2021. In the olden days, BlackBerry has stood strong in the communication industry with its iconic keyboard. Now, will it continue to make some breakouts with the keyboard or cave in for the touch screens?
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2020
Earlier this month, Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong announced that its upcoming smartwatch will feature Harmony OS. He also mentioned that other products, including smartphones, will start using the OS too. Now, sources suggest that smartphones with Harmony OS could appear sooner than later.
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2020
Nowadays, it looks like Huawei is becoming more self-reliant especially after the ban took place. Although the company has been restricted to access resources from the U.S. for their technology products, they are still constantly coming up with new ideas to wow the crowd. Recently, it is suggested that all of the Huawei products might ditch Android OS and replaced by the HarmonyOS in the future.
You will be able to have a video call up to 50 people soon from WhatsApp via Messenger Rooms shortcutLast Updated: May 13, 2020
Back at the end of April, Facebook introduced Messenger Rooms where people are allowed to have a video call up to 50 people. That's pretty cool and all considering that most people have Messenger already so they don't need to register at all, and it seems that WhatsApp users will be able to access into that soon!
Last Updated: May 05, 2020
It doesn't take a genius to realise that industries all over the world are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But it isn't until we see actual reports that we know the extent of the effects. A new research report has tallied the global shipment for smartphones in Q1 2020 and found a significant decline compared to the first quarter of 2019.
Last Updated: Apr 07, 2020
If you think you might not see smartphones with cameras that have higher megapixels than 108MP in a while, you are wrong! Today, a tipster has announced on Weibo revealing a smartphone that features a 192MP camera sensor that is going to be dropped soon. Whether it’s true or not, we guess the war of high megapixels between smartphones is once heated again.
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2020
Based on a report on fd.nl, it seems that the European Union is working on a proposal which requires smartphones to have user-replaceable batteries. This is due to the fact that old and worn out batteries are usually the main reason why users swap out their old smartphone for a newer device.
WhatsApp will no longer be available to older Android and iOS smartphones starting from 1st February 2020!Last Updated: Dec 31, 2019
Today, WhatsApp has stopped working on Windows phone and here’s something you need to get your attention on if you are still using an old Android or iOS smartphone. The popular Facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp has just updated that it will stop providing any support on Android 4.0.3 or iOS 9 and above.
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2019
A leaked image has recently surfaced on Geekbench, showing benchmarks for a chipset from Qualcomm called Kona. We suspect that this could be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, which is expected to be installed in most flagship smartphones in the year 2020.